Ingham Regional Special Response Team
The Ingham Regional Special Response Team (IRSRT) is comprised of members from four area police departments; they include MSU Police Department, East Lansing Police Department, Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, and Meridian Township Police Department. The MSU Police Department currently has seventeen officers assigned to team. Of the seventeen, 8 are primarily assigned and 9 members are in a support role.
The team may be called to respond to any tactical/high-risk incident that occurs in Ingham County, with the exception of the City of Lansing as they have their own team. High-risk situations that the team assists with are dignitary protection, warrant service, barricaded subjects, and civil unrest. Any participating agency can request the use of IRSRT due to the mutual aid agreements with the surrounding counties. Officers on the team go through countless hours of specialized training to maintain their skill sets.
The Ingham Regional Special Response Team is a group of highly motivated officers with extensive training in the areas of surveillance techniques, marksmen and firearm operations, negotiation skills, rappelling, tactical entry and physical conditioning. All officers assigned to the unit are volunteers who are selected for their composure under stress, ability to work in a team setting, and ability to master the many facets of the training.
Ingham Regional Crash Investigation Team
The Ingham Regional Crash Investigation Team is a group of officers who are trained to investigate and reconstruct traffic crashes. The team consists of officers from MSU Police Department, East Lansing Police Department, Lansing Police Department, Lansing Township Police Department, Meridian Township Police Department, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police. The MSU Police Department currently has five officers serving on this unit. The team works together in groups of four or more officers to investigate crashes. Specialized tools are utilized that drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to investigate a crash scene.
Members are trained on a 3-D scanner called the FARO X-330. This scanner is used to forensically map out crash scenes and provides a high-resolution depiction of the scene which assists in capturing roadway evidence and markings.
Select team members are trained to be able to download Event Data Recorder (Black Box) information and infotainment system data from vehicles involved in crashes. The information provided, such as pre-impact speeds, seatbelt use, braking, and Delta V changes greatly assists the investigators.
MSP Fugitive Team
The Michigan State University Police Department has an officer assigned to the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team. The primary mission of the team is to investigate and arrest local, county, state, and federal fugitives who have active state and federal warrants for their arrest.
FBI Violent Crime Task Force
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is a regional collaboration with local, county, state, and federal authorities to target violent crime. The team uses a focused, intelligence-led policing model to conduct thorough investigations.
FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
The MSU Police Department has two officers assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to provide intelligence and law enforcement resources to share among partnered agencies.
FBI Cyber Task Force
The Michigan State University Police Department has an officer assigned to the FBI Cyber Division Task Force to coordinate and share pertinent information related to cyber threat investigations. This collaboration within a network of cyber task forces promotes effective outcomes at both the local and national level.